After a long walk on the Sunset Strip, I turned onto Holloway Drive, which lead me to Santa Monica Boulevard. At Harper Avenue I trucked it up the biggest hill I’ve hiked for a long while to go back up to Sunset Boulevard and back the The Standard.
Holloway Drive was a quiet residential area that contrasted a ton with the hustle and bustle of the Sunset Strip.
Lots of cool trees and tropical flowers. I loved this hibiscus. This plant was huge. I have a smaller shrub at home that grows the same red hibiscus. I’m sure it could be huge in the right climate and if I could plant it in the ground and not in a pot. Fun fact: Hibiscus is the state flower of Hawaii, although technically, only the yellow hibiscus.
This is the intersection of Holloway Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard. I wasn’t sure at first what these flags were or why they were there. This is the United States flag, California state flag, West Hollywood city flag and a POW flag.
Then I realized the flags were part of a vetrans’ memorial. The Sal Guarriello Vetrans’ Memorial.
The memorial has been around since 2003, but the fountain was just added last year.
I never realized that Santa Monica Boulevard is a part of the historic Route 66. I always just think about it going through states like Oklahoma and Texas.
To be honest, this stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard was not very exciting… which stinks because, you know, all I wanna do is have some fun until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard.
Turning onto Harper Avenue, I spot more bird of paradise flowers.
Not a cloud in the sky in Southern California.
Do you think that these stencils guilt people into picking up after their dogs? The stencils weren’t on Sunset, but were everywhere on the residential streets.
Maybe if the stencils don’t do the trick these free poop bags from Dogipot do!